It’s hard to believe it’s spring here in the greater Philadelphia, Bucks County, Pa, and Montgomery County, PA areas. Yet another Nor’ Easter has come through, giving our heaters more work to do. Fret not though; spring is here.
Spring is usually the time home, and business owners like to give their HVAC systems a much-needed break. We throw open the windows and doors and let that fresh spring air circulate through our homes.
However, even as we are giving our HVAC systems a break, we still need to think and plan for the warm weather ahead. In fact, it is not uncommon for a surprise heat wave to hit in the middle of spring. You do not want to be caught in the middle of a heat wave with an AC unit that is in need of maintenance.
Step 1; Turn On Your Air Conditioning System
The easiest way to know if your AC unit is operating properly is to turn it on. Turn the air on at a higher setting for your thermostat, but low enough to feel the cool air in your home or business. If you do not feel cool air blowing through your vents, you will want to contact your local Air Conditioning repair specialist to come in and inspect the unit.
Step 2; Make Sure The Area Around The Unit Is Clean.
If there is any leaves, debris, dust, or any other items around the AC unit, it could cause significant issues when it comes to using your HVAC unit on a consistent basis. It can affect the air flow substantially to the point of changing your temperature in your home. It can stop your air conditioner from reaching the set temperature. Dirt and debris clogging your unit will cause the AC system to work harder than it should.
Step 3; Inspect The Components
Make sure that your system has the right refrigerant levels, and the openings are not restricted. Look at the blades and fan motor for wear. You can also check tubing, the compressor, hoses, and control box; Areas where problems that are more common can occur.
Step 4; Change Your Air Filters, Clean Your Ducts
The number one cause of restricted airflow is the result of dirty air ducts and dirty air filters. Limited airflow is the least of your problems. Dirty ducts and filters can also allow the growth of mold. Schedule a proper duct cleaning with an HVAC professional in your area and replace your old air filters. Unrestricted airflow will help prevent an increase in your utility bills.
Step 5; Address And Repair Any Problems
The benefit of having routine maintenance is that you will find any issues your HVAC system before you need it. In the event of a surprise heat wave in spring, this will come in extremely handy. Avoid running into a problem the when you most need your air conditioning. Maintenance helps to identify the issues and get them solved before any heat waves come in and make it uncomfortable.
Our team at HVAC Philly can assist you with your maintenance and repairs, so your AC system is working right. We can recommend a maintenance schedule that fits you, as well as any services you may need.
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